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Brexit talks may not start on June 19, David Davis suggests

May now faces the task of satisfying both the pro-European and eurosceptic factions of her party, keeping Northern Ireland calm and negotiating a divorce with 27 other European Union members whose combined economic might is more than five times that of Britain. Read More »

Trump Says Obstruction Of Justice Probe Based On 'Phony Story'

President Donald Trump suggested that there was some hypocrisy in Rosenstein's involvement in a tweet on Friday, saying "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is now examining whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, it has been reported . Read More »

This Author Was Forced to Eat His Words, Literally

Matthew Goodwin , who is a professor of politics at the University of Kent, made the bold assertion several days ago that he would eat his book if Labour , under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, polled above 38%. "I was surprised that Jeremy Corbyn got two percentage points more than I had expected, and I did say that I would eat this book", Metro news reported. Read More »

Will more U.S. troops make Afghanistan secure?

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The rise in troop numbers follows US President Donald Trump's decision on Tuesday to give Defense Secretary Jim Mattis authority to set troops levels in Afghanistan . Three U.S. soldiers were killed and another was wounded in eastern Afghanistan this weekend in an attack claimed by the Taliban . The United States would dispatch an additional 4000 troops to Afghanistan in a bid to turn around a war that commanders have described as a stalemate. Read More »

Donald Trump Expected to Restrict Travel and Trade with Cuba

Trump's changes, to be announced during a Friday speech in Miami, are not expected to affect the re-establishment of basic diplomatic relations with Cuba , including renewed embassies in the respective country's capitals. During campaign rallies in Florida ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Trump consistently promised to tighten restrictions on trade and travel with Cuba. Read More »

List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shooter

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In 1996, the Hodgkinsons' foster daughter, Wanda Ashley Stock, whom he described as a "very practical, level-headed girl" doused herself in gasoline and set herself on fire. I had no idea this was gonna happen, and I don't know what to say about it. Sue Hodgkinson told media that she was shocked when she learned of her husband's crimes. Read More »

President Trump unveils news Cuba policies in Miami speech

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The bill did not advance in Congress a year ago, but Katko said he will likely introduce similar legislation after Trump outlines the new USA policy in his speech in Miami . "And that is what I will do unless the Castro regime meets our demands", Trump said in September . "It has not led to greater freedom in Cuba", the official said. Read More »

Nationwide Blood Drive Underway for Rep. Scalise

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According to Sava, Scalise arrived at the hospital Wednesday in " critical condition with an imminent risk of death" after taking a gunshot to the hip during a GOP baseball practice. She also thanked first responders at the scene and the personnel at hospital where her husband is being treated. Hodgkinson, from IL, died in hospital of gunshot wounds sustained in a gun battle with Capitol Hill police. Read More »

Kremlin declines to comment on whether IS leader killed

The strike is believed to have killed several other senior leaders of the group, as well as about 30 field commanders and up to 300 of their personal guards, the Russian statement said. "This is coming from the ministry of defense [in Moscow], so there is reason to view it with caution", added the official, who suggested Russian military officials may be trying to take credit for killing the ISIS leader without absolute evidence that he's dead. Read More »

Crude Oil Prices Slump After Shock Inventory Build

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Throughout a almost three-year downturn, American oil companies have driven down the cost of advanced drilling methods, allowing them to pump profitably, even with U.S. Greg McKenna, chief market strategist at futures brokerage AxiTrader, said there was "a real chance" OPEC solidarity surrounding its production cuts may fracture. Read More »

Ron DeSantis describes 'strange encounter' with man before congressional baseball shooting

Republicans won the 2016 game, breaking a streak of wins from the Democrats that started in 2009. "I had no idea the guy would be violent or anything", DeSantis said in an interview with The Palm Beach Post . "We obviously were just trying to beat some traffic, never thought that you'd ever have any incident like this, but had we just made a decision to stay a little longer, I mean who knows what would have happened". Read More »

Georgia fugitives reach road's end

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Bill Miller said. "Law enforcement was immediately able to immediately start pursuing these individuals". "At 6:46, I loaded every weapon I could in my house to be prepared in the event that they needed to be used", Hale said. Authorities warned that the men, who had escaped with the guards' 9 mm pistols, were considered very unsafe. It was the first of four cars they stole while trying to elude capture, authorities said. Read More »

Minnesota Cop Found Not Guilty For Fatal Traffic Stop

Yanez, a St. Anthony officer, testified he feared for his life because Castile put his hand on his firearm, not his wallet or identification papers, and was pulling the gun from his pocket. Ramsey County court officials say the verdict will be read around 2:45 p.m. Writhing in apparent pain, Mr Castile's white shirt is stained deep red with blood from the five rounds he was hit with. Read More »

Three little words sunk Michelle Carter

A teenager in MA has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after a judge ruled texts she sent her boyfriend prove she was negligent during his 2014 suicide. The verdict is unusual - since Carter was not physically present when Roy killed himself - and represents a shift in recognition of the impact of modern cellphone technology. Read More »

Trump Says Obstruction Investigation Based On 'Phony' News

On Thursday , Trump blasted news reports that he is under criminal investigation as a " witch hunt " against him led by some "very bad" people. In addition to investigating whether or not Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey , special counsel Robert Mueller is also reportedly investigating "money laundering by Trump associates", the New York Times reports . Read More »

Donald Trump has no intention of firing Robert Mueller: White House

Republicans said on Tuesday that it would look awful for Trump to fire Mueller, whose investigation covers possible collusion between Russian Federation and members of the Trump administration. Richardson refused and resigned, as did Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus. Many of those supporters took issue with Mueller hiring top attorneys , whom they say are partisan, to assist with his investigation. Read More »

Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

When Comey was deputy attorney general in the Bush administration, he appointed a close friend and former colleague, Patrick Fitzgerald, as special counsel to investigate who leaked the identity of Valerie Plame, a covert Central Intelligence Agency officer. Read More »

Great Get Together events honour Jo Cox

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Mr Cox said shock had given way to grief following the vicious killing, but he had been comforted by the nationwide "wave of compassion and kindness". The Great Get Together is based on the message in her maiden speech in Parliament that "we have more in common than that which divides us". "And hopefully we're doing Jo proud by doing the things that she would have been doing". Read More »

White House: Trump won´t sack special counsel Robert Mueller

If questions arise about what matters Sessions should stay away from, he said, a career official in Rosenstein's office is consulted. But his refusal to answer a question about who directed him to write the infamous memo suggests he might also be a witness to a crime being investigated by the special counsel. Read More »

Donald Trump confirms obstruction of justice probe, claiming 'witch hunt'

Mrs Feinstein has said the judiciary committee should investigate, but had asked Mr Grassley to keep the investigations separate. Trump's personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz issued a statement saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation was behind the Post story and called the leak "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". Read More »

Donald Trump confirms he is being investigated for obstruction of justice

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating US President Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice , the Washington Post reports . After President Donald Trump's friend, Chris Ruddy , said Monday night that Trump is considering firing Mueller , Rosenstein said in a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing that Mueller can "only be fired for good cause", and it would be his job to put that good cause into writing. Read More »

May nears deal with Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

Mrs May has dismissed calls to resign following the dismal election result and on Monday faced her MPs and vowed to govern. Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said: "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the DUP can not be allowed to undermine the Good Friday and subsequent agreements". Read More »

UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks

The announcement was agreed today between Brexit minister David Davis and the European Commission's chief negotiator Michel Barnier, the ministry said. Chancellor Philip Hammond said the Government's priority in the negotiations should be to protect jobs, economic growth and prosperity. "We will negotiate in good faith but it is a negotiation, we recognize there will be an exchange of views and we will take that forward in a spirit of genuine cooperation". Read More »

British PM May to meet Sinn Fein Northern Ireland leader on Thursday

An agreement between the Tories and DUP is thought to be close, with Mrs May saying the talks had been "productive" and emphasising the need for "stability" in government. "But we do want to do so in the national interest to give stability to the government and that's why we will be entering these negotiations", she said. Read More »

Scotland Yard to open criminal inquiry into Grenfell Tower fire

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The government department in charge of regulating building work - the Department for Communities and Local Government - did not respond to Reuters' questions, including whether such fire barriers were required by law. The monarch has expressed her sympathies to families of victims of the blaze. City council chiefs have also written to residents in Aberdeen's 59 tower blocks offering "assurances" that the cladding on their buildings do not appear to be the same kind as at Grenfell Tower . Read More »

Renewed tensions between Cuba and the US won't impact Canada, says Trudeau

The Cuban government has withstood the US trade embargo for more than a half century and will not make political concessions to the United States due to economic pressure, said Carlos Alzugaray, a retired Cuban diplomat. Castro's government has clearly stated it does not intend to change its one-party political system. "President Trump will treat the Castro regime as a malevolent dictatorship that it is", Diaz-Balart said. Read More »

Gerry Adams tells Theresa May she has 'breached the Good Friday Agreement'

May and Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire will meet the party leaders in London "to build on the political discussions that restarted on Monday in Belfast", Brokenshire said. It has always been speculated that such an agreement would leave the government in breach of its duties under the Northern Irish power sharing arrangement, signed on Good Friday in 1998. Read More »

President Trump Confirms He Is Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

He also seemingly attacked the deputy attorney general, a man he appointed just a few months ago. Though Rosenstein did not explain what prompted the statement, many political observers connected it to recent reports that special counsel Robert Mueller , who is leading the DOJ investigation into Russian election meddling, is also investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice. Read More »

The 5 reasons for the verdict in the Michelle Carter trial

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She cannot apply for or obtain a passport, nor can she leave MA without permission from a judge. "And, finally, she did not issue a simple additional instruction: Get out of the truck". The northeastern state of MA, unlike other USA states, has no law against encouraging someone to commit suicide. During Carter's trial, a psychiatrist testified that Carter was on a new prescription for antidepressants that made her " involuntarily intoxicated " and kept her from forming intent. Read More »

Mike Pence reportedly hires private attorney to help with Russian Federation probe

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Last month, President Trump hired his own lawyer, Marc Kasowitz , to handle Russia-related investigations by the FBI and United States congressional committees. Since there is no way to find traces of a " collusion " between the Trump environment and Russia, the democratic opposition and the USA media close to it have recently begun to assert that the president and his aides tried to cover up traces of contacts with Russians and thereby prevented the administration of justice. Read More »